Cultivating spaces for extraordinary artists

Free Medicine

Our pilot young persons’ art project, ‘Free Medicine’ began in July 2018 and has successfully enabled disabled young people in Shropshire to participate in accessible and inclusive arts workshops. The participants have developed their creative skills and through ongoing mentoring and support. Participants have also reported growth in soft skills such as confidence, communication and improvement in mental well-being.

In February the group worked with Shropshire Council to develop icons for their website.

“This is more support than I’ve ever been given at college, it’s great to know I can actually talk to someone about my films and animations and get advice”

Free Medicine participant

“I have never been away from my Mom before – we are always together. These workshops have helped to build my confidence.”

Free Medicine participant